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Wednesday 31 October 2012

Teal botanicals!

  Good evening Lovlies! Brrrrrrr it's chilly and rather windy on this Hallows Eve! 

We rarely get more than one lot of Trick or Treaters thank goodness, we've had none so far tonight! I really don't like all this trick or treat stuff, it's fun dressing up for parties and stuff but knocking on doors scaring the living daylights out of people really annoys me! Bah humbug! Lol
Tonight's card is 8x8 white base, my first layer I heat embossed the lovely foliage from my Creative Expressions Dandelion wishes stamp set with white EP then inked over with peacock feathers DI from the spring set, the rest is all spellbinder dies the flowers and butterflies I inked with DI, I embossed the boarder with M-bossability folder! I added some of the pewter cosmic shimmer mica flakes to the flower centres! Thank you so much for visiting tonight! I love reading all your lovely comments, it's so nice to hear nice things when there's so many nasty things going on in the world! Xxx I'm entering this card into 

Monday 29 October 2012

Birds nest!

  Good evening Lovelies! And a warm welcome to new followers!
Tonight's card I made a while ago and I've been toiling whether I like it or not? Jury's still out on that one! So thought I'd see what you think? 
As usual it's 8x8 white card base matted with two layers of white, one of which I pierced the edges the other I embossed, the topper is glossy card, I stamped with a script background stamp I've had years, with white brilliance ink pad, and heat dried, once dry I blended DI I used a combo of the spring and summer sets, then I over stamped in the same colours but randomly using Harlequin background, grunge polka dots and grunge flourish stamps all by Visible Image, using a fine line black pen I made an edge drawing two wobbly lines, the bird, nest and flower are all spellbinders, the nest is made from the Cherry blossom set and sprig from the autumn set. Added a feather and brad from stash. So what do ya think? 

Saturday 27 October 2012

Get well soon!

Good evening, Lovelies! And a very warm welcome to my new followers! Well what a day? Gale force winds pouring rain, then to top the lot enough hale in 5 mins to cover the ground like snow! Unbelievable! 
This was out my front door!
Anyway now for my post, I made this card a couple of weeks ago! This is the card that won a mini comp over on the Visible image group, it was to make a get well card for the lovely Helen, who was recovering from an op, I won a great stash which I blogged 3 or 4 blogs ago featuring Boofles! Anyway my card that won was created with visible image stamps and pan pastels, violet tint, spellbinders, bling and lace from stash! It's worth checking out their stamps they are great quality, why not visit here: thank you so much for visiting xxx 

Friday 26 October 2012

Gone a bit tag tastic!

  Good evening Lovelies! Wow this weathers giving me the pip! I so hate rain!
So here's yet another tag! Using the summer DI's which I flicked and blotted some water on to get a more distressed effect! The stamps are from Stampers anonymous, not sure what their called sorry! And the leaves and followers are from Dylusions how does your garden grow set, all stamped in Walnut stain DI I picked out bits of the designs and using my water brush and blotting to lighten the ink just to create some highlights, I decoupaged the key and the flowers, highlighted with a white gel pen! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Thursday 25 October 2012

Another tag with Dylusions stamps!

  Good evening Lovelies! A very late post from me! Had to wait for iPad to charge, very short lead on it!
I've made another tag! I just love tags at the moment! I used Indigoblu crackle background with clear EP and used the spring set DI's and stamped with black stazon my Dylusions stamps then stamped the flowers also Dylusions from a different set though, onto some card that I'd coloured with DI cut out and decoupaged, added some stickles to flower centres and a silver ladybird. Hope you like it? Thank you for visiting xxx 

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Pan pastels and Dylusions stamps tag!

  Good evening Lovelies! What lovely weather we had this afternoon, had a lovely walk along the seafront and beach with Hubby, dog and little one! 
I've made a tag with a stamp set I bought sometime ago and forgot about them lol oops! Dylusions! how does your garden grow! And pan pastels, I decoupaged the bird and flowers added some glossy accents to the flower centres some highlights with a white gel pen, few little pearly dots and a pen lid dipped in white ink for a few random rings! Thank you for visiting xxx 

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Heres what i did with one of my Autumn Twinchies!

  Good evening Lovlies! Sorry I've not blogged for a few days, I've been a bit busy with things that can't be blogged at the moment! Plus a little pre-occupied with little ones pre-adoption meetings etc! An emotional time coming up :( 
I made this a few days ago! It's an Autumn themed card. I used a technique I saw in a mag, using Gesso! I spread it quite thickly onto two identical sized card and sandwiched them together, then very carefully and slowly peeled them apart and left them to dry over night! Once dry I blobbed directly onto the paper a couple of green DI then spritzed with water and just used my fingers to smear it over randomly, dried with heat tool then with large bubble wrap inked with wild honey and olive green DI randomly stamped, using the wild honey again I stencilled the leaves from Dylusions stencil down the left side and top corner and the dashed type pattern along the bottom once dry I used a fine tip black pen to highlight the leaves and pattern to make it pop a bit, the leaves on the right side are also Dylusions, I inked the edges with black soot DI added my twinchie and a sentiment! Thank you for visiting xxx I'm entering this card into: 

Friday 19 October 2012

Look what I won!

  Good evening Lovelis! What a yucky wet day! I do hate rain! 
I made a get well card for the lovely Helen (Visible Image) as a mini challenge in the group, and to my surprise I won! I can't blog the card yet as I don't think she has received it yet! But here's what I won and what I've made with some of it! Now I'm not a lover of kits, but I did enjoy using these decoupage images! Thank you for visiting xxx 

The papers etc are from stash, I flower soft the snowman and Santa hat on top card xxx

A bit of this and a bit of that!

  Good morning Lovelies! I wanted to share a card with you that I made the other night! I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
It's an 8x8 white card base, matted with a very dark brown card,
I used my SplodgeAway mat to blend DI, and bleached the flowers and butterfly, I stencilled the edge! Did some splattering and Fran-tage a added a few gems, the stamps are 2 different sets from Studio 490! The ladybug was silver and I used alcohol ink to make it green. I continued the design in a more subtle way on the card base too using old paper DI and that lovely Dylusions stencil! 
I hope you like this card? It was very experimental! I'm entering this card into:

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Inspired by Autumn!

  Good evening Lovelies! Me again lol! 
I couldn't resist this challenge I love autumn colours, hate the rain though :(! So I'm entering this card for
6x6 card base, matted with linen texture card, I used visible image harlequin background and the grunge flourish! And TH text stamp with versamark, then used pan pastels over the top, sprayed with cheap hairspray to seal, I then repeated the grunge flourish with brown archival and the honeycomb from studio 490 randomly, I used wild honey DI with a Dylusions stencil to create the leaves around the corner then brushed over with a bronze mica powder to give some shimmer, couple of splats with rusty hinge DS, black spider is from Dylusions Bats and bits set, and of course Dream stamp is VI, I added some texture in the bottom corner with Fran-tage embossing enamel and fragments, bit of highlighting with white gel pen and finished off with walnut stain DI round edges voila! A technique laden card but didn't take very long. 

More Altered art dictionary pages!

  Good evening Lovelies! So here's the other 3 pages I did last night!
flock! Dylusions stamp from the Bats and bits set.
Tree! Also Dylusions same set! Coloured with chalks!
Pear! Actually under pear drops as pear was on previous page which I've already altered lol! This is my favourite! Stamper anonymous stamp by TH should be knighted! Lol coloured with watercolour pencils. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such lovely comments it really makes my day reading what you think xxx 

Tuesday 16 October 2012

altered art Dictionary!

  Good evening Lovelies! Here's my second blog for today! Apparently it's "National Dictionary Day" today? So I've done 6 pages tonight to celebrate, I'm not going to post all 6 tonight, you'll be pleased to read llol! 
My first is Aquarium! I used pan pastels! And Lavinia stamps in various Brilliance ink colours, the water droplets stamp is fabulous and it's from
Second is Bat/s from Dylusions set Bats and bits! a fab set! I used CC spray glitter over it but it doesn't show up too well in photo! 
Spider/s, from the same Dylusions set! And sprayed with glitter again. 
Thank you for visiting, I do hope you enjoyed your visit today! Xx 

Monday 15 October 2012

Another halloween card!

  Good evening Lovlies! It's rather late for me to post, but I got carried away crafting tonight lol! 
Tonight's make I'd like to enter into : 
8x8 Gatefold base card, I used black soot DI to stencil the sides with a Dylusions stencil, the bottom is a Dylusions stamp the stars and bats are Lavinia stamps! The topper i stamped using versamark the cobweb from Dylusions bats and bits stamp set and a speckly background stamp by TH, then used orange and black Pan pastels, sealed with cheap hairspray, the pattern top left and leaves down side are the stencils I'd used on the white card, the spider, cat, and bats are from the Bats and bits set also!
I actually don't like Halloween! Lol but I've really enjoyed making Halloween cards this year, I guess having some great new stamps helps, I have made quite a few, not all blogged yet ;)
Thank you for visiting xx 

Zoe Challenge #8 Spooky stuff!

  Zoe Challenge 8 Spooky stuff! So there you have it! The theme to our next Challenge, wow the time flies by far too quickly! 

So my first one I used Pan Pastels to create a night sky the moon was masked, I actually used a pale ochre colour but it looks white in the photo, I used an eraser to create the moon outline, the bats are from Lavinia Stamps!

My second one the background is the new metallic distress stain, on linen texture card, the web I'd stamped and embossed first before applying the stain, the spiders I heat embossed using cosmic shimmer Lava black EP and decoupaged onto the web, the stamps are all Dylusions!

My third! Again linen card, stamped with versamark using the harlequin background by Visible image then pan pastels over the top and sealed with cheap hairspray! The clowns hats are also from the same Dylusions set as the spider one it's called Bats and bits! I used Spectrum noirs to colour the hats and highlighted with a white gel pen, printed the words from computer!

And my final one again is linen card using pan pastels the same stamp set the tree is actually only an outline so I coloured it in with Spectrum noirs, etc etc! 
I do hope you've enjoyed your spooky visit with me today? Happy crafting xxx 

Sunday 14 October 2012

More spellbinders D-Lites!

Good evening Lovlies! Well we had a beautiful sunny day down on the east Kent coast, and then it hammered it down this evening! So I got wet going out to my craft room :( still prefere it to rain at night!
So onto my post! Another one using those lovely new dies! The butterflies are actually from another new set, but the lovely row of flowers, which I have cut twice to fit the card are D-Lites! 6x6 white card matted with red satin Mirri then black then the red glitter polka dot is from a Kanban kit! A very simple card took about 10 mins tops! Thank you for visiting I love reading your comments xxx 

Saturday 13 October 2012

Playing with the new D-lites by spellbinders!

Hello Lovlies! An early post today, I've had a bit of a stressful week with one thing and another! So not really been able to craft much! Well nothing I can blog yet anyway! 
Hope your all having a fab weekend so far? 
So here's a card I made a couple of weeks ago!yes I fell prey to the new spellies set, they are smaller designs but very pretty, haven't really had much chance to fully enjoy them yet, but I did make this the day they arrived, the paper is from stash which I added glitter here and there to highlight the foliage! It's a 6x6 card, sentiment is creative Ex stamp, the rest is dies the corner is actually cut twice to create the corner! A very simple 10 min card. Thank you for visiting today xxx 

Thursday 11 October 2012

Orange and White tag!

  Good evening Lovelies! Hope your all well? I'm feeling much better after my little tummy bug tues!
I have been busy doing DT projects so not been able to blog anything new! I made this tag a couple of weeks ago for a daily challenge, the theme was two colours! I didn't win! I'm no longer a member of the group either as they kicked me out! :( never mind, I never bloomin won anyway lol 
So I made a tag out of white card and rounded the bottom corners, I ran it through GC with a TH EF and used Orange pan pastels to colour it and sprayed with cheapo hairspray to set, flowers and butterflies all Spellbinders, buttons, bling and ribbon to finish! Took less than 20 mins! Thank you for visiting xxxx 

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Title 136

  Hi everyone

I am really honoured to have been given two awards by the lovely Marleen Michealis Gallagher The Sunshine Award and The Lovely Blog Award.

Both of these awards come with some rules:
  1. I am to publicly thank the people who gave them to me. 
  2. I am to share some information about myself 
  3. I am to nominate some of my favorite blogs 
  4. I am to comment on their blogs to let them know I’ve awarded them. 

The One Lovely Blog award asks me to share 7 facts about myself while the Sunshine Award has some specific questions for me to answer. The  Sunshine Award questions will effectively cover the 7 facts about me.
  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Favorite animal: Giraffe
  • Favorite number: 22
  • Favorite drink: Tea
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook any day
  • Good book or good movie: Book, but do love my movies as well
  • Giving or getting gifts: Giving
  • My passion: My family and crafting
  • Favorite day: Sunday
  • Favorite flower:  Gerberras 

Well, that's enough about :)  I would now love to pass these awards on to some blogs that have inspired me

Thank you again to Marleen Michealis Gallagher , I am truely touched xxx


Tuesday 9 October 2012

Hot diggerty dog!

  Good evening Lovelies! An early post for me tonight, not been feeling well all day :(! 
I made this card for a friend of ours daughter who was 7 last week! I am also entering into it's their very first challenge and the theme is "Anything goes"!
 She's not a girlie girl at all so it was hard to know what to do? So this is what I came up with! 
6x6 white scalloped edge card base which I embossed using one of the new 6x6 EF by CC, I stamped the image and coloured with Spectrum noirs! Cut using spellbinders! The next layer is a double sided foundations paper which I embossed whilst still in the die but leaving the folder open so not to cut it, whilst maintaining the embossed edge from the spellbinder die! The sentiment is an old set I've had for ages and rarely use, I used the reverse side of the paper! It was a fairly quick and simple card! Thank you for visiting! Xxx 

Monday 8 October 2012

To my blogging friends!

Good evening Lovelies! Well I guess autumn has well and truly arrived! Oooo I do hate rain! 
I thought it was about time I thanked all my lovely blogging friends again! I really appreciate the time you take to visit my blog and leave lovely comments! So I made this card for you all! 
6x6 scalloped edge card which I embossed using the new 6x6 embossing folder by CC, I masked it all off and used versamark with bubble wrap and a speckle background stamp from set, then swiped with pan pastels and sealed with cheap hairspray! the stamp is from stampers anonymous Tim Holtz, the sentiment is Creative expressions! I had to ink the edges as I got a smudge on it lol! I added some glitter here and there and highlighted with white gel pen! 
So once again! Thank you so much xxxx 

Saturday 6 October 2012

CAS 1st birthday card!

Good evening Lovelies! What started off as a miserable wet day turned out to be beautiful! We have our annual Food Festival on our seafront over the weekend, went down today! Mmmmm! So many lovely smells and free little tasters, bought some yummy pies and cakes!
I made this card last night for a gorgeous little girl at the playgroup my little foster girl goes to, and we have been invited to her 1st birthday party next weekend!
6x6 white scalloped edge card, matted with white card stock I'd embossed using the new 6x6 EF by crafters companion, lightly inked the edges with pink lemonade Adirondack! The stamps I've had for ages can't remember who make them, stamped with brilliance ink, cut with spellbinders! The rest speaks for itself!
Thank you so much for visiting! Your comments make my day xxx 

Friday 5 October 2012

Playing with DI

Good morning Lovelies! It's a wet one so far! 
Heres a stamp set I picked up from Ally Pally! I haven't  made a card out of it yet as I'm not sure I like it? Anyway, I splodged some DI on my mat and lightly spritzed with water and smooshed the paper around to pick up all the colours, I partly dried it with heat tool but while still a bit damp I added some irredecent mica powder to it, then heat dried it, the stamp set are TH which I heat embossed using Cosmic shimmer EP in black which has a teal hue to it, I can't remember the name of at the moment but its very pretty, I decoupaged the bird on the branch, and the frame to the right is stamped twice, it doesn't show up so well in the photo but the EP and background really shimmer and glisten its really pretty! I mounted it onto black card, the backing I created by again smooshing DI with water onto paper and heat drying, I then took some bubble wrap and stamped randomly in various DI and finally Fran-taged using shabby white in top left corner, again photo doesn't really show it well, but it adds lovely texture as its very course and granular! I don't know if I will actually use this as a card? It was just play time! I like how it turned out though! Thank you for visiting! I don't mind if you don't like it! I just enjoy reading your comments xxx 

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Black and gold!

Good evening Lovelies! A late blog from me today! Hope your all well and keeping warm and dry?
I made this card the other night for the daily challenge over on the craftymess group!
8x8 cream scalloped edge card matted with black which I'd pierced around the edges, I then ran the next layer through a Christmas M-bossability folder, but it's swirly and not overly Christmassy, I got lots of new spellbinder dies and had to play! I cut them all with black card which I stuck double sided clear adhesive sheets on before running through GC then used gilding flakes, added a lovely crinkle edge ribbon and a couple of hat pins. I didn't win the challenge, but had fun making the card! Thank you for visiting, I love to read your comments good and not so good lol! Xxx 

Zoe Challenge #1 Anything goes.

Good morning and welcome to our very first challenge! 
This is my DT creation, the theme is "Anything goes" for this fortnight, so the worlds your oyster! 
The sponsors for this fortnight are our very own Chrissie, 
CDee designs  and The Doodle garden! 
8x8 white card, I used red line tape and Cosmic shimmer mica flakes around the edge and the centre of the flowers, the rest was a combination of spellbinder dies and M-bossability folder, the sentiment is from the Dandelion wishes stamp set by Creative expressions! I do hope you'll join in?

Monday 1 October 2012

Zoe challenge #7 Anything goes!

Wow! Another fortnight gone, where are the weeks going?
So here we are again, it's Twinchie time! And here are my samples for this fortnight s challenge the theme is: Anything goes, you should have fun with this one, I know I did, so please be inspired and join in, these lovely lovely little 2x2 squares are such fun to do, so on to mine!
My first one, I used the new TH metallic D stain, I used pewter, and stamped the corners using Kanban stamps, then withdouble sided tape I stuck on each gem, that was the most time consuming bit, but I'm rather pleased with it.
My second I used stamp board, coloured using DI stamped little nuts and bolts background stamp fom CE stamp set then triple embossed Clear EP and stamped into while still molten with the clock from same set, in gold brilliance ink pad, the hands are TH.
My third, I used Pan Pastels smeared various colours across some linen textured card, sealed with cheapo hairspray and then stamped with Lavinia stamps, I added a few little highlights with a white gel pen, voila very easy and quick.
My final one, I stamped the fuchsia from Lavinia stamps with versamark heat embossed with clear EP then inked over using raspberry adirondack, the tiny butterfly is from a spellbinder set which is cut from some text paper from stash, another very quick and simple one! 

Thank you for visiting, it really means a lot to me to hear what you think! You can join in the Show us your Twinchies challenge here!

My first DT samples for The cupboard trilogy!

Good morning Lovlies! 
So here's my first DT samples for The cupboard trilogy challenge blog! I'm very excited! Our theme for this month is, Things with wings, a fabulous theme don't you think? 
My card is 8x8 card base! I created the background by inking with DI then running through GC with cogs n clocks A4 mask, i then ran black magic coredinations with clock mask through GC and sanded and tore, next layer is a Do crafts clock collage stamp, I just blobbed DI onto my craft mat spritzed with water then just smooshed through it with paper and heat dried then stamped using black stazon, the topper is Creative Ex stamp set, I randomly blended DI in no particular fashion to create a more distressed look, then stamped the clock face and masked it then I stamped the wings over it, the wings one from a Kanban set I've never used before! Removed the mask then randomly stamped the clock hands to create more interest, I stamped the wings again in black stazon onto acetate cut them out and folded them to create a 3D effect stuck them on, added the sentiment which is from the clock set I'd used a dotty mask to emboss it and just cut it out using guillotine added a screw top brad and some bling! 
Watch out throughout the month as I have 2 more cards and a special something else to feature later! So don't forget to pop back from time to time ;) xxx 

 Thank you very much for visiting! I do hope my card have inspired you to enter our challenge, please pop along and have a look at the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have posted.